Speciality jeweller Michael Hill has wrapped up its annual philanthropic partnership with global not-for-profit organisation, Dress for Success, resulting in a total donation amount of $155,000 AUD to the charity.
From 1 March 2022, for every purchase of the Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings (RRP $25), Michael Hill pledged to donate $15 to Dress for Success affiliates in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. As a further commitment to the cause, the entire team at the Michael Hill support office was provided the opportunity to volunteer for Dress for Success Brisbane, committing to 140 volunteering placements and 560 hours of volunteering time throughout 2022.
Supporting women’s empowerment is an integral part of Michael Hill’s mission – at a corporate and philanthropic level. Michael Hill has pledged to deliver initiatives and develop partnerships focused on empowering and supporting over 100,000 women by 2030 and proudly maintains a 100% gender balance in the Michael Hill Executive Leadership team reporting to the CEO.
“We are thrilled to have raised $155,000 AUD for Dress for Success – an organisation which is so close to our hearts here at Michael Hill. With this figure, Dress for Success can help an estimated 775 women in need throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It’s thanks to our team, our customers and our community that we have been able to donate an incredible amount towards such an important cause – so a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed.” – Daniel Bracken, CEO, Michael Hill
Dress for Success helps to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. It is about much more than simply providing women with a new outfit, it is part of a global movement for change and since its operation began in 1997, there are now affiliates in 144 cities across 22 countries who have helped more than 1.2 million women work towards self-sufficiency.
“We could not be more grateful to all the team at Michael Hill for everything you have done to help Dress for Success and the women who need our help. Through donating money, time, talent, and resources – your commitment to helping women thrive in work and in life is truly inspiring. Your donation of $155,000 AUD will change so many lives. On behalf of the women we support throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Canada – thank you Michael Hill. Your kindness is powering hope for the future.” – Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide.
Michael Hill is proud to extend its partnership with Dress for Success and will continue its support of programs that improve the lives of women across the globe.
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